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“You have to do your homework before you can go outside and play.” I say this every single day to my 7-, 5-, and 3-year old (the 3-year-old doesn’t have homework, but wants to be included). … more
OK, time to come clean – I’m a big fat quitter. The last official day of my “40 days of yoga" challenge has come and gone, and let’s just say I didn’t graduate. When I signed up, I had … more
Sealy city officials are moving forward with plans to bring in a permanent city manager to replace Larry Kuciemba, whose contract was terminated in late May. Warren Escovy, the city’s planning … more
“Slug bug … one point!” “BLUE slug bug…that is my point not yours!” “I said it first!” “You didn’t say the right color … those are the rules.” “If I call it out … more
AUSTIN — Texas Education Commissioner Morath on Oct. 17 announced that school systems needing instructional materials — either because of enrollment of students displaced by Hurricane Harvey or … more
This week I saw our first glimpse into the holidays. We ran to Kroger to get a loaf of bread to make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for lunch (meal of champions), and right there next to the … more
AUSTIN — Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath on Oct. 11 announced the establishment of the Hurricane Harvey Task Force on School Mental Health Supports to deliver needed attention to schools … more
Not long ago, I brought our youngest, Cooper, to the doctor basically because he was “extremely fussy.” He’d been on the decline for about a week – more cranky than usual, not sleeping, and … more
My mom is the funniest person I know. Not in a stand-up comedian kind of way, but in the way that she thought the poop emoji was a person in a tent. Sometimes she texts me, “You got me straight … more
A few weeks ago I shared about starting a "40 days of yoga" challenge. I’d only been going to classes regularly for a few weeks and decided to jump right into this yoga marathon because I needed a … more
Municipal government fascinates me. Over the years I’ve attended a lot of city council meetings in Texas, Georgia and Florida (although they were called city commission meetings in Fort … more
I want you to imagine something. Imagine you see something on the news, you feel strongly about what you saw and you want your opinion out there. So you take to social media or go to the local … more
In parenting and coaching, it is important to say “please,” “thank you” and “I’m sorry.” If your family or program is willing to use these three phrases, then success is … more
AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on Sept. 27 announced the Texas Department of Transportation had collected more than 2.4 million cubic feet of debris left behind by Hurricane Harvey in roadways across … more
This post is a continuation of Episode 1 – “Build Your Jedi Team … Consistent You Must Be.” It’s a further exploration of my reflections on the philosophical coaching/parenting … more
The journalist in me really wants to write about the NFL “take a knee” movement and the ridiculousness going on via Twitter among our actual U.S. president and a whole slew of professional … more
The journalist in me really wants to write about the NFL “take a knee” movement and the ridiculousness going on via Twitter among our actual U.S. president and a whole slew of professional … more
NFL ratings are down. If you’re a football fan that sentence is something you’ve probably been hearing for the past year. Some blame it on the election year and the proven effect that has on … more
About a week ago, my youngest son, who is about 19 months old, took a tumble while playing with friends outside. He is all boy, and tries to do way more than his little body is quite capable of, … more
AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on Sept. 20 extended his state disaster declaration for 60 counties affected by Hurricane Harvey. “As Texans continue to recover from this storm, I want make it … more
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